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Surrey Yeoman, Dorking Town, Dorking

220 High Street
Dorking
RH4 1QR
Phone: 01306741492
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Greene King

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moby duck left this review about Surrey Yeoman

A Greene King pub in Dorkings High Street,the inside is slightly raised from street level,thus the opened out multi area interior has a low ceiling creating a relatively cosy effect, mixed seating as described below.There are five handpumps,unfortunately all were GK derived,two were badged as coming soon , these were London and Surrey Yeoman Best Bitter,leaving available IPA,Old Speckled and Yardbird, to be fair the latter was half decent.I quite liked the pub itself and it didn't feel too chain- like on my visit but the beer offerings will probably prevent me making a return visit.

On 19th February 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Surrey Yeoman

This is a fairly straightforward town centre Greene King pub set in an attractive building on the main High Street. The pub has a split level layout, with the entrance taking you into the upper section, primarily a seating area with a fair bit of standard and comfy chair seating centred around a nice fireplace, but arriving in the failing daylight of a spring evening, we found this was a pretty gloomy part of the pub with overly muted lighting making it too dark to settle down. The pub runs to the rear on both sides of the room, split in two at the front, but opening out to the rear with the simple servery down the right hand side. The bar area has a quarry stone floor which extends down steps opposite into a space with high tables and stools and a few benches with standard chairs. Bright, contemporary photography has been put on the walls, brightening the space up a bit, but adding to the bland, generic feel of the décor - a feeling further enhanced by countless Greene King promotional crap that confronts you with every turn you take. We stopped off here for a quick bite to eat and ordered reasonable food from the cheap and cheerful Greene King menu, although it is worth noting that the kitchen staff's competence might be called into question when my other half's duck dish was initially brought out without the duck!
I didn't make it to the bar on this visit, so I failed to note the ale range beyond the fact that they had Greene King IPA and Morland Old Speckled Hen plus three guest ales. Sadly I was driving and only had a soft drink, so I can't comment on the beer quality.
This is a typical town centre chain pub that can't shake off its corporate feel and thus has very little character or charm. The ale range was promising and the food was cheap and edible, but there wasn't much to raise this beyond the realms of mediocrity and I'll be exploring elsewhere the next time I'm in town.

On 26th July 2015 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Surrey Yeoman

An attractive building with some hung tiling externally, this is a made-over GK outlet (was Hogs Head) that to be fair is quite well done. A number of multi-area’d knocked-through levels, all low ceilinged and with a bit of faux-traditional charm (beams, flagstones, tiles etc). Five ales on at the bar; GK IPA, OSH, TT Landlord, Thwaites Wainwright and a pretty good Oakham JHB (though had a faint GK tang to it - more pipe flushing required!). Negatives were a slight smell of plaster damp and super-sticky tables (NASA might be interested in their adhesive qualities). Not bad but a bit more care could make this a must-do in Dorking.

On 30th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Surrey Yeoman, Dorking
21st Dec 2018, 12:10
Request to mark pub as open by hondo . approved
 
21st Dec 2018, 11:37
Request to mark pub as open submitted by hondo ., with included notes: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/dorking-surrey-yeoman-open-doors-15579119

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